Local motorists who had traveled around the state over the past weekend reported to the Tribune that they found significantly lower prices on gasoline in other parts of the state, especially in Wichita, and according to an Internet site that tracks fuel prices, there are several points in Kansas where gasoline is lower-priced than the common local price, at $2.66.
However, there are also many spots where fuel is higher priced than it is locally, as well.
Across the state, there are several communities with significantly lower prices for fuel, as of Tuesday, including: $2.40, Wichita, west; $2.41, Wichita, northeast; $2.44, Wichita, central; $2.51, Manhattan; $2.52, Hutchinson; $2.53, Lawrence; and $2.59, Salina and Parsons.
Great Bend falls in the middle of state prices at mid-week with its $2.66 fuel, with several communities showing gas prices higher than the local price.
Higher prices around the state included $2.69, Garden City, Eureka and Colby; $2.74, Parsons; $2.77, Hugoton; and $2.79, Cherryvale and Oakley.
The state average price on Tuesday was $2.56, which was down from $2.62 a week ago and from $2.65 a month ago. A year ago, the Kansas average price was $2.48.
The national average price Tuesday was $2.71, compared to $2.62 a year ago.
The prices are reported on Kansas Gas Prices, which is operated by Gas Buddy Organization, that was developed as a way for the public to report changes in gas prices around the nation.
The Kansas prices are available at www.kansasgasprices.com.